Hello Bleeping Computer,
You folks helped me get rid of a virus on this same computer about two or three years ago, but now it seems I'm infected again.
About a month or so ago I found the Trojan.Winn32.Generic!BT virus on my system. It was actually hinding on my external USB hard drive, which is why I didn't find it right away. Once I scanned the external hard drive with VIPRE Internet Security 2014, it found that virus and removed it.
However, there must stil be something hiding somewhere since my system is nearly unuseable after about 10 to 15 minutes of working on just one or two apps.
Dell Inspiron 3847
8BG of RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium (current with all updates)
Comuter boots and runs regularly for about 10 or 15 minutes of operation. I'm typically only running FireFox and Microsoft Word 2010 and maybe on other app.
After about 10 to 15 minutes, the apps all start "not responding". It's usually FireFox (which I've already reset) that locks up first. Then Word gives the same "not responding" message in the title bar. Eventally all apps are frozen with the "not responding" message.
I can't close the apps. CTRL-ALT-DEL will NOT bring up the tasks manager. I can't even get to the task bar to shut down the computer properly. The only way I can shut down is to pull the plug on the computer and then plug it back in a minute or two later.
So, basically the computer is unusable at this point.
What I've done So Far:
I could not get logged back into Bleeping Computer with my old credentials (username BugOutBob) for some reason, so I looked for other advice on troubleshooting. I made a new user account for me now as WingMan71.
I ran the usual programs that your site normally recommends as well: MBAM, TDSSKiller, RKill, Hitman Pro, ADWCleaner, Junkware removal tool.) A couple of these programs found a thing or two, but nothing really malicioius.
I also just ran SFC (System File Checker) this morning, and it found no problems.
All that said, I'm still left with a computer that is pretty much useless after 10 or 15 minutes of use.